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Poster: staggerleib Date: Dec 29, 2008 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Last GD album

And Nick Cave.

I just got the new David Byrne/Brian Eno... but I haven't listened to it yet...

What? Am I still the only TR head?

By the way... Valley Road... I just heard it from 12.30.90... BAD SONG!!!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 29, 2008 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Last GD album

whilst not peers of the GD, certainly i'd add Sonic Youth to those artists who have maintained their musical integrity to a greater extent than most; i'd throw Patti Smith in that category as well, though i'm only familiar with her live stuff, and not any of her official releases post 'Wave'; and more aligned timewise with the GD, is Loudon Wainwright, great song-writer, great singer, always true to form, even if a few of his later era albums were a bit of a letdown (for me anyway), but i'm biased toward his Rounder years and prior

This post was modified by Arbuthnot on 2008-12-30 00:05:12

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 29, 2008 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Last GD album

BTW, Happy 62nd to Ms. Smith today - and she's playing tonight.

While I LOVE Patti, the thing about her is that she, admirably in my opinion, took off many, many years from playing and releasing music to raise a family with her late husband, Fred "Sonic" Smith. Perhaps many others would still be around if they had taken a similar approach...

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 29, 2008 4:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Last GD album

it's a good point about Patti, and you have to respect her doing that, but really, it's not so surprising given her outlook and philosophy; another one, who was pretty bigtime, is Debbie Harry, taking time out from show biz to care for Chris Stein ... kinda threw her career off-track, but you gotta respect what she did; shame that there are many more examples of big media stars who thought more of their career than the one they were with

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 29, 2008 4:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Last GD album

" By the way... Valley Road... I just heard it from 12.30.90... BAD SONG!!! "

That's a Hornsby tune and they only did it a few times I think. There's one guy I didn't give ANY credit to until he blew me away. I saw him and the range open for Fogerty ( he didnt do any CCR so he sucked too ). I liked the message of the way it is but the show was a SNORE fest. When I saw my first post Brent show ( 12-3-90 )I thought he was going to help turn the Dead into a yuppie Bonnie Raitt sort of band the way they ALL seem to go ( Clapton, Winwood, etc. ) but he kicked them up more than a notch on that grand piano. No question about it.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Dec 29, 2008 8:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Last GD album

>>help turn the Dead into a yuppie Bonnie Raitt sort of band the way they ALL seem to go>>

Man I thought Bonnie Raitt played very well with the GD! I only saw her once or 2x at New Years one year. She seemed to have a heart playing slide.

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Dec 29, 2008 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Last GD album

I held that same exact fear about Bruce, but was soon pleasantly surprised.Goes to show...

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Dec 30, 2008 4:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Last GD album

I really liked Bruce and his addition to the band. I thought that the smartest thing they could have done would have been to augment Vinny's synth would have been to keep Bruce at the ivories. Not to be, however.